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Arctic Cat unveils three new sleds at Haydays

September 10, 2013
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Arctic Cat released three new 2014 snowmobile models at Haydays in Minnesota over the weekend.

In the mountain segment, Arctic Cat’s new M 6000 Sno Pro 153 utilizes its C-TEC2 600 engine. Using the same engine, Cat also introduced the ZR 6000 RR. Arctic Cat also displayed the brand new race sled, the ZR 6000 R.

Here’s a look at the news releases regarding all three sleds:

M6000 Sno Pro (153)

Arctic Cat returns to the mountain 125-hp 2-stroke class for 2014 with a lightweight, high-performance M6000 Sno Pro featuring the powerful, new C-TEC2 599cc engine with Dual-Stage Injection. Equipped with premium Sno Pro-package components, the all-new M6000 is aimed at boondocking excellence, with lightweight, easy handling for maximum fun-factor in all deep snow conditions.

The 6000-series C-TEC2 599cc engine debuts as the first 2-stroke snowmobile engine designed and built by Arctic Cat. Thanks to Dual-Stage Injection, batteryless EFI, APV electronic exhaust valves, exhaust pipe temperature sensor and electric oil injection, this high-tech, laydown- style engine delivers instant throttle response and low emissions. It also features the no-compromise convenience of push-button engine reverse.

Equally innovative, the ProClimb chassis complements the 6000-Series engine’s light weight and instant power delivery. The combination of lightweight-yet-ultra-rigid construction and optimal rider ergonomics make the ProClimb chassis the ideal platform.

Up front, the 38-in. ski stance is matched by a vertical steering post and a 153-in. PowerClaw track for outstanding side-hill maneuverability and deep snow performance. Likewise, the ARS front suspension with FOX FLOAT 3 shocks handles sthe full range of mountain conditions with control and comfort in equal measure. At the back, the M rear suspension is repositioned lower and rearward compared to previous years, delivering improved maneuverability and ability to stay on top of deep snow, with minimal trenching.

All mountain riders will appreciate the easy adjustability and versatility of M6000’s Telescoping Steering system, as well as the enhancements to its RMC hydraulic brake system. A new seat shape for 2014 results in a lower and shorter perch for improved ergonomics, while a built-in storage compartment and 11.5-gallon fuel capacity are even more rider-friendly.

ZR 6000 Sno Pro RR

Arctic Cat launches into 2014 with the all-new ZR 6000 Sno Pro RR, a consumer race replica snowmobile powered by the new C-TEC2 599cc 2-stroke engine and boasting an array of component specs proven during two seasons of championship-winning success in snocross and cross-country racing.

This no-compromise race-replica shares many of the same race-winning features that carry Team Arctic rac-ers like Tucker Hibbert, Brian Dick and Ryan Simons to victory, including competition-spec components like FOX FLOAT EVOL X ski shocks; the complete RMC race brake system; lightweight disc and race pads; and running board edge-rolls and reinforcements. The ZR 6000 Sno Pro RR even comes with the race-version of the FastTrack SLIDE- ACTION rear suspension, complete with FOX Zero-X shocks featuring remote reservoirs and clicker adjustments.

The platform for the sled’s race-bred performance is the ultra-light and tough ProCross chassis and Tapered 2-Piece Tunnel. The front Arctic Race Suspension delivers the ultimate precision and steering control, now with light- ened spindles. Boasting 10 inches of travel up front and 13.5 inches at the rear — with all shocks calibrated to the same specifications as the cross-country Sno Pro race sled — the RR is built to blast bumps and handle even the most aggressive riders.

Powering the RR is the all-new C-TEC2 599cc laydown engine designed and built by Arctic Cat for the 125-hp class. Featuring the new Dual-Stage Injection system and electric oil injection that’s matched by the latest iterations of batteryless EFI, APV electronic exhaust valves and the exhaust pipe temperature sensor, the C-TEC2 599cc delivers instant throttle response, powerful mid-range and top-end performance as well as clean emissions. Its push-button engine reverse adds convenience with no compromise of added weight.

ZR 6000 R Sno Pro Snocross

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Engine:

Type: 2-stroke
Displacement: 599cc
Cooling: Liquid
Cylinders: Twin
Bore x stroke: 73.8 x 70 mm (2.906 x 2.755 in.)
Lubrication: Premix (32:1 ratio) Arctic Cat Synthetic APV 2-Cycle Oil
Carburetion: Heated Mikuni TM40 mm rack w/TPS
Exhaust: APV with tuned ceramic-coated pipe, pipe sensor and canister
Cooling system capacity: 3.8 l (4.0 U.S. qt.)
Starting system: Manual recoil
Gasoline: Require 92 Octane (min.) non-oxygenated
Fuel capacity (Actual): 5.09 gal (19.3 L)
Fuel capacity (Rated): 5 gal (18.9 L)

Powertrain

Drive clutch: Arctic (rpm sensing)
Driven clutch: Team driven
Chaincase lubricant level: 443.6 ml (15 fl. oz.)
Brakes: Hydraulic disc

Suspension

Front suspension: ARSTM with FOX FLOAT® X EVOL shocks and sway bar
Front travel: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rear suspension: Slide-action frame with 7-position coupling, FOX® ZERO X Piggyback front and rear shocks with adjustable dampening
Rear travel: 13.5 in. (34.3 cm)

Dimensions

Overall length: 118 in. (300 cm)
Overall width: 49.25–50.25in.(125.1–127.6cm)
Ski stance: 43.5 in. (110.5 cm)
Ski material: C&A Pro XT Skis
Track type: Cobra 2-ply
Track width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Track length: 129 in. (327.66 cm)
Lug: 1.7 in. (4.318 cm)

Colors

Team Arctic Green

Standard Features

Handwarmer, thumbwarmer, low-height windshield, check engine temp light, tether switch, V-Force reeds, adjustable timing-select module, sway bar included, ACT Hot start system, C&A PRO XT Snocross skis

Optional Features

VIP Data Acquisition System

2014 Race Updates

• New spindles (more material removed to reduce weight)
• New ski rubber (improved front suspension handling characteristics)
• New tie rod tubes (larger diameter for increased strength)
• New side panels with added venting
• New driven shaft for improved durability and ease of assembly
• New top bearing in dropcase to accept “floating” driven shaft design
• New track driveshaft and track drive sprockets (revised pitch and tooth profile, broached hex for increased insertion force)
• New running board stiffeners for increased strength and added traction
• New seat cover for improved durability
• New brake caliper with low compression seals for improved level feel and faster-reacting brake
• New idler arm for improved durability
• New lightweight idler wheel mounting blocks (magnesium with 6mm mounting hardware)
• New rear axle adjuster blocks with added nylock nut to prevent track adjustment bolts from backing out
• Modified exhaust (similar to 2012 Sno Pro for improved engine durability)

ZR 6000 R Sno Pro Cross Country

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Engine

Type: 2-stroke
Displacement: 599cc
Cooling: Liquid
Cylinders: Twin
Bore x stroke: 73.8 x 70 mm (2.906 x 2.755 in.)
Lubrication: Premix (32:1 ratio) Arctic Cat Synthetic APV 2-Cycle Oil
Carburetion: Heated Mikuni TM40 mm rack w/TPS
Exhaust: APV with tuned ceramic-coated pipe, pipe sensor and canister
Cooling system capacity: 3.8 l (4.0 U.S. qt.)
Starting system: Manual recoil
Gasoline: Require 92 Octane (min.) non-oxygenated 12.06 gal (45.7 L)
Fuel capacity (Actual): 12 gal
Fuel capacity (Rated): (45.4 L)

Colors

Team Arctic Green

Standard Features

Handwarmer, thumbwarmer, mid-height windshield, digital/analog tachometer, digital/ analog speedometer, dual stage trip meter, tether switch, V-Force reeds, adjustable timing-select module, sway bar installed, ACTTM Hot start system, C&A PRO ADX cross country skis

Optional Features

VIP Data Acquisition System

2014 Race Updates

• New spindles (more material removed to reduce weight)
• New ski rubber (improved front suspension handling characteristics)
• New tie rod tubes (larger diameter for increased strength)
• New side panels with added venting
• New driven shaft for improved durability and ease of assembly
• New top bearing in dropcase to accept “floating” driven shaft design
• New track driveshaft and track drive sprockets (revised pitch and tooth profile, broached hex for increased insertion force)
• New running board stiffeners for increased strength and added traction
• New seat cover for improved durability
• New brake caliper with low compression seals for improved level feel and faster-reacting brake
• New idler arm for improved durability
• New lightweight idler wheel mounting blocks (magnesium with 6mm mounting hardware)
• New rear axle adjuster blocks with added nylock nut to prevent track adjustment bolts from backing out
• Modified exhaust (similar to 2012 Sno Pro for improved engine durability)
• Improved clutch calibration on the cross country model

Powertrain

Drive clutch: Arctic (rpm sensing)
Driven clutch: Team driven
Chaincase lubricant level: 443.6 ml (15 fl. oz.)
Brakes: Hydraulic disc

Suspension

Front suspension: ARSTM with FOX FLOAT® X EVOL shocks and sway bar
Front travel: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rear suspension: Slide-action frame with 7-position coupling, FOX ZERO X Piggyback front and rear shocks with adjustable dampening
Rear travel: 13.5 in. (34.3 cm)

Dimensions

Overall length: 118 in. (300 cm)
Overall width: 49.25–50.25in.(125.1–127.6cm)
Ski stance: 43.5 in. (110.5 cm)
Ski material: C&A PRO ADX
Track type: Cobra 2-ply
Track width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Track length: 128 in. (325.1 cm)
Lug: 1.25 in. (3.2 cm)

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